Wednesday, August 22, 2012

tote bag

I had a few pieces of fabric leftover from making Ella's pillowcase dress and Ava's iPod pouch, so I thought I would put them to good use. When I gave the iPod pouch to Ava, Ella was using it to "store" her babies' bottles. You know, those tiny little bottles that come with baby dolls and when you tip them upside down, the liquid inside "magically" disappears. So I thought I would throw together this little tote bag for Ella and she could use it however she wants, although I have a feeling it might become a "diaper bag" for her little babies.

I followed this tutorial. It came together super quick and easily. The lining is the same fabric as the outside of the bag, since I had enough of it leftover to use it for both. The fabric for the strap was leftover from the lining of the iPod pouch.

The bag measures 11.5" wide and 10" tall. The bottom corners are boxed. The strap measures 6" from the top of the bag to the top of the strap, if that makes sense. So it should be okay for Ella to throw over her shoulder.

I loved working with this Michael Miller fabric! It has a very nice weight to it and did not distort when pressing.

I could definitely see myself making this tote in a larger size. It seems so versatile and it was so easy to make!

Now I must must MUST force myself to finish the backing for Ava's quilt! I just want to get it done so I can move on to the next project!

Thanks for reading!